Oi, where have you been?


We’re aware that it’s been a long time since we last posted. Unfortunately, this ain’t because inequality’s been solved and we’re all living in a feminist utopia.

There have been a lot of changes for various members of the Jar Belles recently. Changes of jobs, houses, cities, relationships, health. It’s all been a wee bit stressful, but we’re more settled now (for the most part) and can no longer ignore the headlines that have been crying out for our attention. Ched Evans, watch yourself.

If you’ve got a post that you wanted us to stick up here, but you were worried we’d pissed off indefinitely, then please send it via email or Facebook. We’re definitely not gone! If you want to write something but you’re not sure what, then here are some options:

1. Write a ‘Boob-free page three’ for us. Choose a woman that you admire and write a short article on why they’re so banging.

2. Write a ‘Discovering feminism’ article for us. This is a new column – see the next post for an example.

3. Choose a headline (you’ll find at least five in any paper or magazine) that covers sexism or, in fact, indulges in a bit of sexism itself, and write your opinion on it.

4. Review a book, film or TV programme from a feminism perspective. Does it pass the Bechdel test? Does it matter?

We’re sorry for the long absence but we’re back now, hopefully with some exciting new developments for 2015 (let’s just say, a few Jar Belles are knocking about in London these days). For now, though:


We missed you.

–  Jade Slaughter is editor of The Jar Belles and has written for The F Word, Parallel and Litro magazines. Follow her on Twitter: @msjadeslaughter.